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[trey] /treɪ/
a playing card or a die having three pips.
Origin of trey
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French trei(s) < Latin trēs three Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He shuffled, buried a trey, and gave me an ace-down, duck-up.

    The Slizzers Jerome Bixby
  • Why don't you change the trey of hearts to the place that suits you?

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • When trey told her that he had no idea where her brother was, she believed him.

  • Presently Portlaw began in a babyish-irritated voice: "I've buried the deuce and trey of diamonds, and blocked myself—"

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • It seemed a true and honest die, for it came up now an ace, now trey; now six, now deuce.

    Claim Number One

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for trey


any card or dice throw with three spots
Word Origin
C14: from Old French treis three, from Latin trēs
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Word Origin and History for trey

late 14c., "card, die, or domino with three spots," from Old French treis, oblique case of treie "three," from Latin tria (neuter) "three" (see three).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for trey



A $3 packet of narcotics (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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